Research question

Human factors for changes in natural geology

Ivan Tai

Humans as major geological and geomorphological agents in the Anthropocene: the significance of artificial ground in Great Britain

Since the first prehistoric people started to dig for stone to make implements, rather than pick up loose material, humans have modified the landscape through excavation of rock and soil, generation of waste and creation of artificial ground. In Great Britain over the past 200 years, people have excavated, moved and built up the equivalent of at least six times the volume of Ben Nevis.

Simon J. Price

, Jonathan R. Ford

, Anthony H. Cooper

 and Catherine Neal

Published:13 March 2011


Why I choose this research question?

Because human The natural changes are very large, from climate change to changes in topographical attitudes.

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